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Mystery Hill

129 Mystery Hill Ln, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-9549
+1 828-264-2792
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OK, but not worth going out of your way

This place is the definition of a tourist trap, but I knew that going in, so this isn't the focus... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
ML_Cary_NC
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Cary, North Carolina
Fun for whole family

This is a great way to spend some time playing with geographic anomalies and learning about nature... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tucker15152014
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Athens, Georgia
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Explore a real gravitational anomaly at Mystery Hill! Amazing visitors since 1948 visitors receive a quick guided tour of the Mystery Platform where two guest stand on a perfectly level platform but appear to grow and shrink as they switch sides and the Mystery House where the laws of gravity appear to have been forgotten as things roll up hill and visitors experience a strange pull to the North. After the tour guest are invited to stay and experiment as long as they like before moving on to the Hall of Mystery with a series of Optical Illusions and Hands on activities including The Shadow Wall, the Spooky Spigot, The Flying Mirror, and everyone's favorite Bubblerama where you can actually stand inside a giant soap bubble. Visitors also get free admission to visit the Moon and Irene Mullins Arrowhead Collection of over 100,000 arrowheads they collected over their life time and to a walk thru the 1903 Dougherty House the home of the founders of Appalachian State University. Also while at Mystery Hill visitors can buy a bucket and try their hand at Gem Mining at the area's premier gem mine Doc's Rocks and the Appalachian Fossil Museum. Open 7 days a week year round, rain or shine. Mystery Hill is located between Boone and Blowing Rock on Hwy 321.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good29%
  • Average21%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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“vortex room” (40 reviews)
“bubble room” (25 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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129 Mystery Hill Ln, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-9549
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+1 828-264-2792
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This place is the definition of a tourist trap, but I knew that going in, so this isn't the focus of my review. We have a 5-year-old and a 20-month old. The 5-year old liked the gravity room but the 20-month old just kept smacking...More

1  Thank ML_Cary_NC
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great way to spend some time playing with geographic anomalies and learning about nature & science. My son, age 11, and I had a great hour there exploring. Our two most favorite spots were the anomalous gravity room (not sure of the...More

Thank Tucker15152014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My 5 year old son loved it and so did my husband and I. However, the gravity room made us adults dizzy.

Thank mariahbaxley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really neat place. Got to visit the arrow head museum and house. Really enjoyed it. Gravity room was amazing

1  Thank Raymond E
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Seems like a lot of money for what you get. The gravity area was amazing and fun but why did we need a tour guide to show us things that had nothing to do with the strange gravity forces and hen leave us in the...More

2  Thank Larry Jaason A
Reviewed 1 May 2017

I went to mystery Hill close to 35 years ago when I was a kid. I was not at all impressed and never desired to go back. My oldest son really wanted to go so we went recently. I've got to say that I was...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed going thru the house and two museums. Not sure if there is a vortex on this property but the science behind some of the experiments were interesting. Definitely a place kids love.

Thank Joan H
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

If you don't enjoy this place you're in too bad a mood to enjoy anything. As senior citizens we loved it. Kids that were there were having a great time. Just watching the kids enjoy it was a great time. Plus, the museum was a...More

Thank Bill H
Matthew U, Owner at Mystery Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Thank you so much for your great review of Mystery Hill North Carolinas only known Natural Gravitational Anomaly! The Underwood family and the staff appreciate you visiting with us and telling folks how much you enjoyed it. We are trying hard to get the word...More

Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

A simple old roadside attraction that my kids absolutely love! The vortex room is great and good luck getting your little ones out of the bubble room. It's like a trip back in time. You'll enjoy it. You can come/go all day long too!More

Thank Steven B
Matthew U, Owner at Mystery Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Thank you so much for your great review of Mystery Hill North Carolinas only known Natural Gravitational Anomaly! The Underwood family and the staff appreciate you visiting with us and telling folks how much you enjoyed it. We are trying hard to get the word...More

Reviewed 17 April 2017

I have never felt this way until I enter the VORTEX Room!!! A strange way it makes you feel. Mother Nature can do anything!More

Thank Traveling-a-little
Matthew U, Owner at Mystery Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Thank you so much for your great review of Mystery Hill North Carolinas only known Natural Gravitational Anomaly! The Underwood family and the staff appreciate you visiting with us and telling folks how much you enjoyed it. We are trying hard to get the word...More

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Tammy P
How much does it cost to get in?
4 August 2015|
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Response from Matthew U | Property representative |
Adults are $9 each - Children 5-12 are $7 each - Children under 5 are always free
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